"Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom."
"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth."
"When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves."
"All wisdom can be stated in two lines: What is done for you - allow it to be done. What you must do yourself - make sure you do it."
"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"
"Love shouldn’t make a beggar of one. I wouldn’t want love if I had to beg for it, to barter or qualify it. And I should despise it if anyone ever begged for my love. Love is something that must be given — it can’t be bought with words or pity, or even reason."
"If we want welfare and happiness and peace and survival in a nice way, there is no other way but to generate compassion and to generate a culture of compassion."
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend."
"Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not."
"Have good trust in yourself, not in the one that you think you should be, but in the one that you are."
"This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just five minutes to recognize each others beauty instead of attacking each other for our differences. That’s not hard. It’s really an easier and better way to live. And ultimately it saves lives."