Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Live to the point of tears.
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.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
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.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.