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.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
All of us are products of our childhood.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The less you know, the more you believe.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.