I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
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.