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.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.