Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
My art and profession is to live.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
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.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.