Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
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.
History is the devil's scripture.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Life should be great rather than long.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.