Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Nature is not human-hearted.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
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?
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.