The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
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.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
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.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
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
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.