The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
We think too much and feel too little.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
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.