Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Life must be lived as play.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.