One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
He who does not know how to create should not know.
Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.
Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
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.
If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point.
What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.
I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.
Certainties are arrived at only on foot.
My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.
Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.
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.
The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.
That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them.
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.
What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.
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.