Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Time is the best killer.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.