Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to get.
Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign’s boast when he shall have it to say that he found law… a sealed book and left it a living letter found it the patrimony of the rich and left it the inheritance of the poor found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression and left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence.