Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Life should be great rather than long.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
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
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.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The way to know life is to love many things.