There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
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.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Family is life; acting is making a living.
There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
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.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I live my life day by day, and that's how I continue to live it.
If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.