Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Pain don't hurt.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
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.
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 you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.