A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
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.'