There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Live simply so others may simply live.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.