Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
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.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.
Live simply so others may simply live.
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.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.