Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
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.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.