Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
We all owe death a life.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
History is the devil's scripture.
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.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.