Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Life must be lived as play.
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.
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
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.