All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
My art and profession is to live.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.