Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
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.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
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.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.