Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.