The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.
To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
There is no need to have a deep understanding of Zen.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.