The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
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.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.