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"A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light." ~ Franz Kafka

Thich Nhat Hanh

The meaning of life is that it stops.

Humility provides everyone, even him who despairs in solitude, with the strongest relationship to his fellow man.

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive toward it.

It is often safer to be in chains than to be free. ~ The Trial

One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.

June 7. Bad. Wrote nothing today. Tomorrow no time.

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back.

You can hold back from the suffering of the world, you have free permission to do so and it is in accordance with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering that you could have avoided.

Be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog.

All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.

You are free and that is why you are lost.