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 has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
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.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.