We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Time is the best killer.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.