Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
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.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.