By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.