It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Life should be great rather than long.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
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.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
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.