Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.