Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
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.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?