It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it.
Love is full of anxious fears.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
There are advantages to being a star though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
I should like to suggest to you that the cause of all the economic troubles is that we have an economic system which tries to maintain an equality of value between two things, which it would be better to recognise from the beginning as of unequal value.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: "Oh well," and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.