Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
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.
My art and profession is to live.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.