I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
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.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
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.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
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.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
What goes up must come down.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.