Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
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
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
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 scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.