Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.