Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
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.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
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.
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.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.