I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Genius is sorrow's child.