It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
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
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.