The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.