All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.