There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
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.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Life should be great rather than long.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
History is the devil's scripture.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.