Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
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.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
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.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life should be great rather than long.