Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well
If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.