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.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Life should be great rather than long.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
I am not young enough to know everything.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.