But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.