I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Certain signs precede certain events.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.