Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for his. His was a great and beautiful spirit, he was a man – all man, from his crown to his footsoles. My reverence for him was deep and genuine.
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.