If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
History is the devil's scripture.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.