All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
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.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
love the life you live.live the life you love.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.