It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
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.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
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.
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.