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.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
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
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Live simply so others may simply live.
My art and profession is to live.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.