As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
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.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.