A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
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 gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
We think too much and feel too little.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Time is the best killer.