Eighty percent of success is showing up.
The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
I'm not afraid to die - it's just that I had so much left to do in this world.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours.
What else is life but always bidding farewell?”
Loyalty is a noble quality, so long as it is not blind and does not exclude the higher loyalty to truth and decency.
The search for the truth for truth's sake is the mark of the historian.
Truth, to be convincing, should be specific.
An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
Truth's like a fire, and will burn through and be seen.
“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.”
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.
An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
The hardest thing to teach young writers is that it's wonderful to tell your truth. And that's what you should do. But it damn well better be beautiful.
“fiction is the great lie that tells the truth”
Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
“money distorts truth like a hippo in a thong.”
The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth.
“The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to trurh.”
With few words, one can speak the truth.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.