As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
God is the hope, we all have inside us and keep us alive. God is the soul, or otherwise the energy we have inside us and help us to deal with everything in life.
God is the birth, a new life from nothing, from no existence to existence.