The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.