If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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.
Live your life and forget your age.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Life should be great rather than long.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.