We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
The future is the shape of things to come.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.