I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
It takes a long time to grow young.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.