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.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
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.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
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.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.