When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
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.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.