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.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
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.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
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.
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.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.