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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
In the end, everything is a gag.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'