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.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life must be lived as play.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.