We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
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.
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.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
There's place and means for every man alive.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Live your life and forget your age.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.