Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
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.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
What goes up must come down.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.