Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.