Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
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?
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.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.