We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
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.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.