If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Having children is what a woman is born for, really.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others.
I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.