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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
We think too much and feel too little.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.