Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.