The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.