Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.
Rest in reason; move in passion
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven's bounty and glory of life and freedom.
When Life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.
Do you not remember me, Nicodemus, who believed in naught but the laws and decrees and was in continual subjection to observances? And behold me now, a man who walks with life and laughs with the sun from the first moment it smiles upon the mountain until it yields itself to bed behind the hills.
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.