Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Live simply so others may simply live.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.