if you want to build a ship, don't drum up people
together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks
and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless
immensity of the sea.
as for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to
a rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single
man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a
you know you've achieved perfection in design,
not when you have nothing more to add,
but when you have nothing more to take away.
love does not consist in gazing at each other but in
looking outward together in the same direction.
it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what
is essential is invisible to the eye.
what makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it
hides a well.
transport of the mails, transport of the human voice,
transport of flickering pictures - in this century, as in
others, our highest accomplishments still have the
single aim of bringing people together.
pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.
the machine does not isolate us from the great
problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into
there is no hope of joy except in human relations.
grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,
and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever
explaining things to them.
the field of consciousness is tiny. it accepts only one
problem at a time. get into a fist fight, put your mind
on the strategy of the fight, and you will not feel the
other fellow's punches.
i know of but one freedom and that is the freedom of