Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
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.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
We all owe death a life.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.