Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Life must be lived as play.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed