The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Any place I hang my head is home.
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.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.