Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
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.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Where there is love there is life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Pain don't hurt.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.