When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
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.
Any place I hang my head is home.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Where there is love there is life.
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.