There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Live to the point of tears.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.