Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The future is the shape of things to come.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.