One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
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.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We think too much and feel too little.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.