One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
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.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
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.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.