As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Life must be lived as play.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
History is the devil's scripture.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.