We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
There's place and means for every man alive.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
We all owe death a life.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
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
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.