And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
To do a great right do a little wrong.
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.
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.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
My art and profession is to live.
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.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.