Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
We all owe death a life.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
My art and profession is to live.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Any place I hang my head is home.