Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.
It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.[What’s the world’s greatest lie? – the boy asked, completely surprised.]
It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. You’ll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.