Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
History is the devil's scripture.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
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
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.