Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
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.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
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.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
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.