The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
We think too much and feel too little.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
We all owe death a life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
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.
I am not young enough to know everything.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.