If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
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.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties