Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
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.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
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.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.