In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Live to the point of tears.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.