Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
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.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.