Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
History is the devil's scripture.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.