We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.