Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.