I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
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
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
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.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
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.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.