The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
My art and profession is to live.
Life should be great rather than long.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
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.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The way to know life is to love many things.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
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.