A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
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.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.