Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
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.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.