I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
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.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.