And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
My art and profession is to live.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.