The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
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 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.
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.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.