Life is a journey, not a destination.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
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.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
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.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
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.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.