The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo; the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.