True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
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.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.