Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.