There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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 we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
History is the devil's scripture.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Life's a journey, not a destination.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.