A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.