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 lie told often enough becomes the truth.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
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.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Courage is a kind of salvation.