The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Pain don't hurt.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
We think too much and feel too little.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Life should be great rather than long.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
The way to know life is to love many things.