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  1. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
  2. Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
  3. It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
  4. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
  5. The truth is lived, not taught.
  6. Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.
  7. Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
  8. The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
  9. Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
  10. The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
  11. If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
  12. As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
  13. The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
  14. What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
  15. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
  16. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
  17. It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.
  18. Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
  19. There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge — that is everywhere.
  20. In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.

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