Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.