The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
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.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
The way to know life is to love many things.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.