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 not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
There's place and means for every man alive.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.