Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
The way to know life is to love many things.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.