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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.
If you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.
He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think.
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.
I don't know Who -- or what -- put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone --or Something --and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do.
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm.
The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.
Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.
To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
Little words hurt big ideas.
If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he would make a fortune.
Everything begins with an idea.
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
It's a pretty good idea to be of good cheer but not all the time. Just at the most unexpected times.
The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The ultimate Path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing.
Make sure you want it enough.
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
Love Sonnet XI

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.
The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.
A woman of mystique is fully aware of her flaws and weaknesses, yet she is strong enough to admit them and not be embarrassed by them.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
The one who wills is the one who can.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
He first deceased; she for a little tried to live without him, liked it not, and died.
Widows are divided into two classes -- the bereaved and relieved.
He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days.
There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you -- if you don't repeat it.
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
You've got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em know when to walk away, know when to run.
Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away.
He that fights and runs away will live to fight another day.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Never a lip is curved with pain That can't be kissed into smiles again.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
The rewards in life go to those who are willing to give up the past
The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.
The beauty of the past is that it is the past. The beauty of the now is to know it. The beauty of the future is to see where one is going.
If you look back too much, you will soon be headed that way
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
You must never regret what might have been. The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot see.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Anybody who gets away with something will come back to get away with a little bit more.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.
True science investigates and brings to human perception such truths and such knowledge as the people of a given time and society consider most important. Art transmits these truths from the region of perception to the region of emotion.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
There is only one time that is important -- NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power.
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.
All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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