We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
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.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.