And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.