Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.