When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
History is the devil's scripture.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
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.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
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.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
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.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.