"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life."
"if you really love a woman or a man, … you don’t idealize him or her. love means that you accept a person with all its failures, stupidities, ugly points. and nonetheless, the person is absolute for you - everything that makes life worth living. you see perfection in imperfection itself."