No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
There's place and means for every man alive.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
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 difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
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.
Live your life and forget your age.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.