Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Think globally, act locally.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.