Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.