The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Certain signs precede certain events.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
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