The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
The past is the best prophet of the future.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.