All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
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.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.