I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return... One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy.
I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
The universe is a more amazing puzzle than ever, as you glance along this bewildering series of animated forms - the hazy butterflies, the carved shells, the birds,beasts, fishes, snakes, and the upheaving principle of life everywhere incipient, in the very rock aping organized forms.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
Death. The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.