I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There's place and means for every man alive.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
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.
Any place I hang my head is home.
The less you know, the more you believe.
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.