When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
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.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
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.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
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
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.