Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not!
The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all.
I gave my life to learning how to live. Now that I have organized it all ... it's just about over.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
I don't want to be a passenger in my own life.
Life's like a novel with the end ripped out.
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
When you know clearly what you want, you'll wake up every morning excited about life.
Don't compare yourself to others you have no idea what their journey is all about.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
Everything in life... has to have balance.
I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
I like to believe that you don't need to reach a certain goal to be happy. I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don't go the way we might like them to, it's a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.
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