If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
The longest journey
Is the journey inwards.
For him who has chosen his destiny,
Who has started upon his quest
For the source of his being.
Never, “for the sake of peace and quiet”, deny your own experience or convictions.
You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds.
“Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible — not to have run away.”