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
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Certain signs precede certain events.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
What goes up must come down.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.