Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places.
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so.
We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.
There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.