Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
The way to know life is to love many things.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Courage is a kind of salvation.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Where there is love there is life.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
All of us are products of our childhood.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.