The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
It takes a long time to grow young.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
What goes up must come down.