Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
It takes a long time to grow young.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.