It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
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.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
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.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.