I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
What goes up must come down.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
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.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
love the life you live.live the life you love.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.