How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
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.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.