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.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Life is made up of marble and mud.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
We all owe death a life.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
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.
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.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
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.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.