The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Pain don't hurt.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
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.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Life must be lived as play.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.