What goes up must come down.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
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.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.