There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
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.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
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.
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.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.