One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.