Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.