As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness? The simple answer runs: because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.
You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot, somebody's gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better.
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
The art of measurement, by showing us the truth would have brought our soul into the repose of abiding by the truth, and so would have saved our life.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.