The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.