I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
History is the devil's scripture.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
My art and profession is to live.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
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.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.