I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Appearances often are deceiving.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.