If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
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.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
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
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.