The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
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.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
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.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.