The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Certain signs precede certain events.
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.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.