Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.
In the past we have tried to make a distinction between animals which we acknowledge have some value and other which, having none, can be liquidated when we wish. This standard must be abandoned. Everything that lives has value simply as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.
Everyone must work to live, but the purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Only then have we ourselves become true human beings.
Example is leadership.
If you love something so much let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn't it never was.
True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: 'I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.