During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
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 generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
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.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
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.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.