Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Where there is love there is life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
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.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.