Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
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 has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my 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.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Live to the point of tears.