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.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Life should be great rather than long.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.