Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man's estate.
I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?
No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone... the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way.
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.
Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
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