It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Pain don't hurt.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
The less you know, the more you believe.