A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
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.