Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
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.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
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
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Life must be lived as play.