The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
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.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Live to the point of tears.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.