Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
We all owe death a life.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
My art and profession is to live.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.