Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.