A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
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.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
We think too much and feel too little.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
We all owe death a life.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.