Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
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.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Certain signs precede certain events.
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.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.