A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.