Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.