Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.