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.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
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.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
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.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
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.