We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
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.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose