He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.
The key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.
The state should, I think, be called 'anesthesia'. This signifies insensibility.
Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
Whether you believe in God or not is not important. Belief can be an obstacle to experience. The main thing is to keep an open mind, and be willing to start the conversation. The experience of so many people is that when they engage in a mental conversation, whether it's with a question or simply sharing what is in their heart, they get a reply. This is God as a personal experience, not just a voice in your head. Not your higher self. But the presence of the Source in your life. God is not a concept, or a belief. You cannot have a conversation with a concept. You cannot have a meaningful relationship with a belief. Worth a try? Dear God......
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
The world is your garden from which you remove weeds of doubt and replace them with seeds of hope.
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.
A man can define many things beautifully in his life, but his character is one beautiful thing that can define him instantly and completely.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
All private goals are neurotic. The essential man comes to know, to feel, "I am not separate from the whole, and there is no need to seek and search for any destiny on my own. Things are happening, the world is moving--call it God...he is doing things. They are happening of their own accord. There is no need for me to make any struggle, any effort; there is no need for me to fight for anything. I can relax and be." The essential man is not a doer. The accidental man is a doer. The accidental man is, of course, then in anxiety, tension, stress, anguish, continuously sitting on a volcano. It can erupt any moment, because he lives in a world of uncertainty and believes as if it is certain. This creates tension in his be-ing: he knows deep down that nothing is certain.
At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
Whatever you give comes back to you. Whatever you take will not stay with you.