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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
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.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Live your life and forget your age.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.