Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
So I decided on science when I was in college.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Never have more children than you have car windows.
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Success demands singleness of purpose.
Never complain and never explain.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
What I love about my wife is that she's a really strong-minded, stubborn, fiery woman. I find that sexier than anything else.
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself.
Things do not change; we change.