A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
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.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Certain signs precede certain events.
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.