Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.