Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
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.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.