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.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
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.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
What goes up must come down.
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.
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 not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'