If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Nature is not human-hearted.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.