I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
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.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.