The past is the best prophet of the future.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
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.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.