If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
The only things you learn are the things you tame
Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.
But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.
You’ll be bothered from time to time by storms, fog, snow. When you are, think to yourself, ‘What they could do, I can do.
One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye.