Sometimes - history needs a push.
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.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.