"Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top - it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others - it rises from your heart."
"The mountain teaches me a lot of things. It makes me realize how trivial my personal problems are. It also teaches me that life should not be taken for granted."
"Don’t search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell."
"The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts. We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can’t remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts."
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."
"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
"Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom."
"Those who own much have much to fear."
"Photography was the first available demonstration that light could indeed exert an action sufficient to cause changes in material bodies."
"You got to crack the code. If you crack the code, you can go on to Tango."
"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "grow, grow.""
"Into the well from which you have drunk, do not throw any stones."
"One should not appoint a leader over a community unless he has a basket of reptiles hanging behind him (i.e.: shameful things in his past), so that if he becomes arrogant, people may say to him: look behind you."
"You don’t see things as they are. You see things as you are."
"The Talmud records a debate: when praying should one concentrate on earth or heaven? The issue is resolved by teaching that one who prays directs his eyes below and his heart above."
"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses."
"I found out what the secret to life is - friends. Best friends."