There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
What goes up must come down.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.