Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
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.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.