This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
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.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.