I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
My art and profession is to live.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
The way to know life is to love many things.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
We all owe death a life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.