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 great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.