Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Time is the best killer.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
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.