All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Pain don't hurt.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
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.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
History is the devil's scripture.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.