Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
There's place and means for every man alive.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.