We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Live simply so others may simply live.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.