You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.
The past has no power over the present moment.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.