"Remember, they call it a spiritual practice, not a spiritual perfect."
"No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night."
"To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no matter in what circumstances, not to grow despondent and not to lose heart — that’s what life is all about, that’s its task."
"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it's not boring at all but very interesting."
"For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"Hang on to your hat. Hang onto your hope. And wind your clock, for tomorrow is another day."
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”