Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
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
Nature is not human-hearted.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
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.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.