I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
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.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
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.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
What goes up must come down.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.