One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.