Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
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.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
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.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.