Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
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.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
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.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.