All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.