Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.
This is the highest point of philosophy, to be simple and wise; this is the angelic life.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.
It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.
Most of the change we think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favor.
My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse.
Other people, though, go on to acheive their greatest accomplishments in life in later years.
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
A kiss may ruin a human life.
For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance.
Night is the other half of life, and the better half.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all you energies on a limited set of targets.
A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: Protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.
The more doubt you have, the less likely it is that the creation will come to life.
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.