It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The less you know, the more you believe.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.