And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Live simply so others may simply live.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
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.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.