Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
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.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The way to know life is to love many things.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
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.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.