I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
Seek always to do some good somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary profound and alive.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things man will not himself find peace.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
A man is ethical only when life as such is sacred to him that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others but it also becomes richer and happier.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.