The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
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.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
What goes up must come down.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.