Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Pain don't hurt.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
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.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.