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.
Certain signs precede certain events.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
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.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
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.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.