For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
The future is the shape of things to come.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.