How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
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.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.