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.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.