Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Pain don't hurt.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
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.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Where there is love there is life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.