Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
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.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.