My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
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.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
History is the devil's scripture.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.