Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
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.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
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.
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.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.