Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.