The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
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.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Life should be great rather than long.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
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.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
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.