A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
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.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
No one has ever become poor by giving.