He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life must be lived as play.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
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.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
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.'
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
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.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.