Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Where there is love there is life.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.