If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
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 am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.