Every moment is a new beginning.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.
To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
You shall know the truth, and it will make you odd.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.