I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Live to the point of tears.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
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.
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.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
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.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.