I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose