The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
In the end, everything is a gag.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
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.
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.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.