Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
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.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.