Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.