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 historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
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.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!