He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Nature is not human-hearted.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
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.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.