The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.