The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.