You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
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.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.