Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
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.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
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.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.