Live to the point of tears.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
My art and profession is to live.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
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.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
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.