I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women… no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
This is love: the flowering of love is meditation.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
A dark house is always an unhealthy house, always an ill-aired house, always a dirty house. Want of light stops growth and promotes scrofula, rickets, etc., among the children. People lose their health in a dark house, and if they get ill, they cannot get well again in it.
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.