Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.
Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.