There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
In the woods, we return to reason and faith.? There I feel nothing can befall me in life, no disgrace, no calamity which nature cannot repair.
And I loved Frank Lloyd Wright. I think he was the greatest man I have ever met in my life.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.