There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
I am not young enough to know everything.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.