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 story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
We think too much and feel too little.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
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.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.