That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.