To be good is to be in harmony with oneself, discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others. One’s own life, that is the important thing.

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly, that is what each of us is here for.

I am not young enough to know everything.

What was youth at best? A green, an unripe time, a time of shallow moods, and sickly thoughts.

The tragedy of growing old is not that one is old but that one is young.

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.

Those whom the gods love grow young.

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved, difference of object does not alter singleness of passion, it merely intensifies it.

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

It is love and the capacity for it that distinguishes one human being from another

Only love can keep any one alive.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

I’m a man of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.

There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?

Most people live for love and admiration. But it is by love and admiration that we should live. If any love is shown us we should recognise that we are quite unworthy of it. Nobody is worthy to be loved. The fact that God loves man shows us that in the divine order of ideal things it is written that eternal love is to be given to what is eternally unworthy. Or if that phrase seems to be a bitter one to bear, let us say that every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling, and Domine, non sum dignus should be on the lips and in the hearts of those who receive it.