Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Time is the best killer.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.