Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
What goes up must come down.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
History is the devil's scripture.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.