I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
It takes a long time to grow young.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Live to the point of tears.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.