Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.