The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.
Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.