The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
We think too much and feel too little.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The less you know, the more you believe.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
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.
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 highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.