Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Life should be great rather than long.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
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 tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.