Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
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.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
We think too much and feel too little.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.