One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
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.
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
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Time is the best killer.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Where there is love there is life.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.