If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The less you know, the more you believe.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.