Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
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.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.