Let your home be you mast and not your anchor.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves
The most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
As the strings of a lute are apart though they quiver the same music.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills
Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.
Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.
For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.
Behind the veil of each night, there is a smilling dawn.
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
If this is my day of harvest, in what fields have I sowed the seed, and in what unremembered seasons?
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.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.