Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
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
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
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.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.