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.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The future is the shape of things to come.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
We all owe death a life.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Any place I hang my head is home.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.