Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
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.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.