One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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.
Time is the best killer.
Live to the point of tears.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?