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.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.