Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Life must be lived as play.
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.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.