God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them.
If you are good to this one and that one, this one and that one will say that you are good. If you are good to everyone, no one will say that you are good.
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.
What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.
Certainties are arrived at only on foot.
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
He who goes step by step always finds himself level with a step.
You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.
I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.
He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.
He who does not know how to create should not know.
The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.
What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.