Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Live to the point of tears.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.