A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
I do not think that any civilization can be called complete until it has progressed from sophistication to unsophistication, and made a conscious return to simplicity of thinking and living.
Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
If one's bowels move, one is happy; and if they don't move, one is unhappy. That is all there is to it.
Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.
Reality – Dreams = Animal Being. Reality + Dreams = A Heart-Ache (usually called Idealism). Reality + Humor = Realism (also called Conservatism). Dreams – Humor = Fanaticism. Dreams + Humor = Fantasy. Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom.