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.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.