Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
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.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.