The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
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.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.