The more preferences a man has, the more resentful and displeased he is.
Pain is not for running from. Where else do we learn acceptance, non-resistance and courage? How else do we cultivate endurance? From pain issues the profundo note of a deep and sober joy.
It’s not a mistake to make a mistake—unless, of course, it’s repeated. Our experiences don’t bring us to the mat; repetition does.
Is love a fact? Not love of one person for another, not love of some but not of others, but universal love. Is that a fact? Pascal: “You must wager. Make your choice.”
Problems proliferate whenever we hang on to something, when we cling to it.