Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
What goes up must come down.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.