There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
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.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
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 story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.