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.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
We think too much and feel too little.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.