The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence.
When a man is taken in a mystical sense, his qualities are often signified by his actions, and by the circumstances of things about him.
There’s this sense that of course you want to be famous. When you’re a performer, of course you want an audience, but it’s very, very different from courting fame.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me – than any other whatsoever – for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.