Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
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.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Live to the point of tears.
Life should be great rather than long.