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.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Let silence take you to the core of life.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
We think too much and feel too little.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Any place I hang my head is home.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.