I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through.
It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.
What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you - it's like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are.
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