Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.