Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

Action is the antidote to despair.

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.

Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than hurt yourself trying to put it back together.

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.

Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.

Feelings are real and legitimate.

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain.

Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.