Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
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.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
My art and profession is to live.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.