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.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
The way to know life is to love many things.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.