A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
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.
Live to the point of tears.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.