Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
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.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.