Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.
Category: Spirit And Spirituality
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Category: Teachers And Teaching
The healthy man does not torture others -- generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.