To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in 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.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.