The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
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.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.