A life not lived for others is not a life.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
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.