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.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
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.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
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.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.