Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
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 you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
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.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
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.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.