Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
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.
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.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.