Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
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 lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
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.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.