Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
In the morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present - I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world?
Our life is what our thoughts make it.