Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.