Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
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.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
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.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.