Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
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.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
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.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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.
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.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.