Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
My art and profession is to live.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.