A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.