Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Life should be great rather than long.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
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.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.