I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
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.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
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.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.