My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
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.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Nature is not human-hearted.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.