Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward in the same direction
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Water has no taste, no color, no odor; it cannot be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself. It fills us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
Man's "progress" is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no meaning
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
There is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations
Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself
Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.
The one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning.
Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.