"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest."
"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."
"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death."
"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."
"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."
"The length of a man's outspread arms is equal to his height."
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
"The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything."
"If you don't like this, I'll stop writing music."
"Even fighting in self-defense is wrong, though it is higher than fighting in aggression. There is no "righteous" indignation, because indignation comes from not recognizing sameness in all things."
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark."
"Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way."
"All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything."
"She smiled at me, and I felt a sudden burning tenderness for this creature so like fruit and roses. I desired her like blue water at dawn."
"What we know of the world comes to us primarily through vision. Our eyes, however, are sensitive only to that segment of the spectrum between red and violet; the remaining 95 percent of all existing light (cosmic, infrared, ultraviolet, gammas, and x-rays) we cannot see. This means that we only perceive 5 percent of the “real” world."
"As high as you are seated, you are seated on your ass."
"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."