We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.