Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
History is the devil's scripture.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
There's place and means for every man alive.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.