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.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
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.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
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.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.