Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
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.
Pain don't hurt.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.