Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
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.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
All of us are products of our childhood.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Life must be lived as play.
Pain don't hurt.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
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.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.