I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
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.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
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.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.