The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
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.
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.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
We think too much and feel too little.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.