History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
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.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.