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.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
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.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
There's place and means for every man alive.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Live simply so others may simply live.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Life's a journey, not a destination.