Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
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!
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
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.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.