Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Live to the point of tears.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.