Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.