The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Live simply so others may simply live.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Live to the point of tears.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.