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.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.