Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
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.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner 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.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Time is the best killer.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.