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.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
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.