Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
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.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
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.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Nature is not human-hearted.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.