Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
What goes up must come down.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
History is the devil's scripture.
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.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
If I get married, I want to be very married.