I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
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.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.