Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
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.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Live simply so others may simply live.
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.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
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.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.