Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
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.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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.
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 is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
We all owe death a life.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.