There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Live to the point of tears.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.