In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.