Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
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.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
In the end, everything is a gag.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.