Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
We all owe death a life.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.