If we are not free, no one will respect us.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
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.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.