Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
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.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.