This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
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.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy