This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
History is the devil's scripture.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Life should be great rather than long.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Live your life and forget your age.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
What goes up must come down.