All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Pain don't hurt.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
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.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.