We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
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.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
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.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
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.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.