Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
History is the devil's scripture.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference