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.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.