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
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
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.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
My art and profession is to live.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.