We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
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.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
My art and profession is to live.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
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.
Life must be lived as play.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I am not young enough to know everything.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.