Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
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.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
We think too much and feel too little.
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.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.