If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
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.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
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.
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.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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.
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.