Life is a journey, not a destination.
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.
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.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
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.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Pain don't hurt.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
The past is the best prophet of the future.