If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The way to know life is to love many things.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.