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Friendship needs no words...


Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.


Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.


The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.




We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence.


Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.


Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.


We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.


A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.


Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.


In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.


Tomorrow we shall meet, Death and I -.And he shall thrust his swordInto one who is wide awake.


In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.

  • death

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.


"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.


The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.

  • purpose

Doffing the ego's safe glory, he finds his naked reality.

  • ego

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.


Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.

  • war

Trees quiver in the wind, sailing on a sea of mist out of earshot.


To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.


My home drove me into the wilderness. Few look for me. Few hear me.


It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.


Beneath the hush a whisper from long ago, promising peace of mind and a burden shared. No peace which is not peace for all, no rest until all has been fulfilled.


Apes. The moon woke them-- round the world's navel revolved prayer wheels of steps.

  • humans

His moral lecture blazed with hate. What could have driven a child that far?


Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.


At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose *your* self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I's. But in one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected. Only one--which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your *I*.


When you have reached the point where you no longer expect a response, you will at last be able to give in such a way that the other is able to receive, and be grateful. When Love has matured and, through a dissolution of the self into light, become a radiance, then shall the Lover be liberated from dependence upon the Beloved, and the Beloved also be made perfect by being liberated from the Lover.


The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.




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My home drove me into the wilderness. Few look for me. Few hear me.

  • humans

He is one of those who has had the wilderness for a pillow, and called a star his brother. Alone. But loneliness can be a communion.

  • integrity

Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell.


To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.


It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us. That is why you are faithful to it, even while you stand waiting, so long as you are prepared, and act the moment you are confronted by its demands.

  • path

Like wind-- In it, with it, of it. Of it just like a sail, so light and strong that, even when it is bent flat, it gathers all the power of the wind without hampering its course. Like light-- In light, lit through by light, transformed into light. Like the lens which disappears in the light it focuses. Like wind. Like light. Just this--on these expanses, on these heights.

  • path

You wake from dreams of doom and--for a moment--you know: beyond all the noise and the gestures, the only real thing, love's calm unwavering flame in the half-light of an early dawn.


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In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.

  • death

Tomorrow we shall meet, Death and I -.And he shall thrust his swordInto one who is wide awake.

  • death

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

  • death

Your body must become familiar with its death -- in all its possible forms and degrees -- as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

  • death

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

  • death

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.


Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.


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Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.

  • strength

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.

  • life

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.


There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.


In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.

  • analysis

Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

  • become

Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.


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Doffing the ego's safe glory, he finds his naked reality.

  • ego

The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinis--only overcome if we dare to gaze into them without any protection. And accept them as the reality before which we must justify our existence. For this is the truth we must reach to live, that everything is and we just in it.

  • emptiness

Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell.

  • path

To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.

  • mind

This accidental meeting of possibilities calls itself I. I ask: what am I doing here? And, at once, this I becomes unreal.

  • emptiness

Like wind-- In it, with it, of it. Of it just like a sail, so light and strong that, even when it is bent flat, it gathers all the power of the wind without hampering its course. Like light-- In light, lit through by light, transformed into light. Like the lens which disappears in the light it focuses. Like wind. Like light. Just this--on these expanses, on these heights.

  • path

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Trees quiver in the wind, sailing on a sea of mist out of earshot.

  • emptiness

He is one of those who has had the wilderness for a pillow, and called a star his brother. Alone. But loneliness can be a communion.

  • integrity

A heart pulsating in harmony with the circulation of sap and the flow of rivers? A body with the rhythms of the earth in its movements? No. Instead: a mind, shut off from the oxygen of alert senses, that has wasted itself on 'treasons, stratagems and spoils'--of importance only within four walls. A tame animal--in whom the strength of the species has outspent itself, to no purpose.


When the sense of the earth unites with the sense of one's body, one becomes earth of the earth, a plant among plants, an animal born from the soil and fertilizing it. In this union, the body is confirmed in its pantheism.


The light died in the low clouds. Falling snow drank in the dusk. Shrouded in silence, the branches wrapped me in their peace. When the boundaries were erased, once again the wonder: that *I* exist.

  • interbeing

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Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.

  • being

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.


The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinis--only overcome if we dare to gaze into them without any protection. And accept them as the reality before which we must justify our existence. For this is the truth we must reach to live, that everything is and we just in it.

  • emptiness

The light died in the low clouds. Falling snow drank in the dusk. Shrouded in silence, the branches wrapped me in their peace. When the boundaries were erased, once again the wonder: that *I* exist.

  • interbeing



In a dream I walked with God through the deep places of creation; past walls that receded and gates that opened through hall after hall of silence, darkness and refreshment--the dwelling place of souls acquainted with light and warmth--until, around me, was an infinity into which we all flowed together and lived anew, like the rings made by raindrops falling upon wide expanses of calm dark waters.

  • interbeing

The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.


Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who 'forgives' you--out of love--takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. The price you must pay for your own liberation through another's sacrifice is that you in turn must be willing to liberate in the same way, irrespective of the consequences to yourself.

  • forgiveness

Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.


The myths have always condemned those who looked back. Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.


It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us. That is why you are faithful to it, even while you stand waiting, so long as you are prepared, and act the moment you are confronted by its demands.

  • path

He broke fresh ground-because, and only because, he had the courage to go ahead without asking whether others were following or even understood. He had no need for the divided responsibility in which others seek to be safe from ridicule, because he had been granted a faith which required no confirmation-a contact with reality, light and intense like the touch of a loved hand: a union in self-surrender without self- destruction, where his heart was lucid and his mind was loving.


Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.


Every deed and every relationship is surrounded by an atmosphere of silence. Friendship needs no words -- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

  • friends

A heart pulsating in harmony with the circulation of sap and the flow of rivers? A body with the rhythms of the earth in its movements? No. Instead: a mind, shut off from the oxygen of alert senses, that has wasted itself on 'treasons, stratagems and spoils'--of importance only within four walls. A tame animal--in whom the strength of the species has outspent itself, to no purpose.

  • civilization

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.


Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.


To have humility is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves, but in its sacred independence. It is to see, judge, and act from the point of rest in ourselves. Then, how much disappears, and all that remains falls into place. In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.


If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

  • death

Like wind-- In it, with it, of it. Of it just like a sail, so light and strong that, even when it is bent flat, it gathers all the power of the wind without hampering its course. Like light-- In light, lit through by light, transformed into light. Like the lens which disappears in the light it focuses. Like wind. Like light. Just this--on these expanses, on these heights.

  • path

When the sense of the earth unites with the sense of one's body, one becomes earth of the earth, a plant among plants, an animal born from the soil and fertilizing it. In this union, the body is confirmed in its pantheism.

  • interbeing

It is not the repeated mistakes, the long succession of petty betrayals--though, God knows, they would give cause enough for anxiety and self-contempt--but the huge elementary mistake, the betrayal of that within me which is greater than I--in complacent adjustment to alien demands.

  • integrity

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?


Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.


Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

  • become

This accidental meeting of possibilities calls itself I. I ask: what am I doing here? And, at once, this I becomes unreal.

  • emptiness

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.


God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

  • believe

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.


I never discuss discussions.


There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.

  • becomes

Like the bee, we distill poison from honey for our self-defense--what happens to the bee if it uses its sting is well known.

  • humans

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only those who keep their eye fixed on the far horizon will find their right road.


He is one of those who has had the wilderness for a pillow, and called a star his brother. Alone. But loneliness can be a communion.

  • integrity

Respect for the word - to employ it with scrupulous care and an incorruptible heartfelt love of truth - is essential if there is to be any growth in a society or in the human race.To misuse the word is to show contempt for man. It undermines the bridges and poisons the wells. It causes Man to regress down the long path of his evolution.


When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.


Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.


Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

  • death

Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.


To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.

  • mind

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.

  • forgiveness

Your body must become familiar with its death -- in all its possible forms and degrees -- as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.

  • death

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.

  • analysis

I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.


Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell.

  • path

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.


The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

  • peace

Better than other people.' Sometimes he says: 'That, at least, you are.' But more often: 'Why should you be? Either you are what you can be, or you are not - like other people.


Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.


Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

  • grow

No cracking of the whip of words disturbed his peace in a space that sung.


You wake from dreams of doom and--for a moment--you know: beyond all the noise and the gestures, the only real thing, love's calm unwavering flame in the half-light of an early dawn.

  • love

The UN is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the U.N. and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves.


Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.


Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.


It is not the Soviet Union or indeed any other big Powers who need the United Nations for their protection. It is all the others. In this sense, the Organization is first of all their Organization and I deeply believe in the wisdom with which they will be able to use it and guide it. I shall remain in my post during the term of my office as a servant of the Organization in the interests of all those other nations, as long as they wish me to do so.


I don't know Who -- or what -- put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone --or Something --and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.


Acts of violence-- Whether on a large or a small scale, the bitter paradox: the meaningfulness of death--and the meaninglessness of killing.


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Part 3
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Similar Diplomats

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