Life is the faculty of spontaneous activity, the awareness that we have powers.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements as well as one’s deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity.
The balance between price in past achievements and consciousness of present shortcomings is difficult to strike.
There are two sentences inscribed upon the Ancient oracle… “Know thyself” and “Nothing too much”; and upon these all other precepts depend.
Inspect the neighborhood of thy life; every shelf, every nook of thine abode.
Scrutinize the mystery underlying all things. Seek in higher dimensions of understanding a meaning behind all our sufferings. Unmask what appears to be the caprice of human destiny – How we long to become that which we hardly believe we are!
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something.
Demand not that events should happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do, and you will go on well.
My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant, total amazement.