Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
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.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.