All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
History is the devil's scripture.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.