The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.