The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
History is the devil's scripture.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.