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.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
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.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
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.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.