To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
My art and profession is to live.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.