Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
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.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
All of us are products of our childhood.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
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.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.