All of us are products of our childhood.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
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.