For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.