I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
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.
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.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.