Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.