“ Don't try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you're good, bad things can still happen. And if you're bad, you can still be lucky. ”
Source: The Poisonwood Bible
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.
Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.