I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
In the end, everything is a gag.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
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.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.