Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
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.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.