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.
We all owe death a life.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
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.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Any place I hang my head is home.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.