We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.