This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
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.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.