Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
Vulnerant omnia, ultima necat. (All the hours wound you, the last one kills)
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man to know what he ought to believe to know what he ought to desire and to know what he ought to do.
He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Man plans and God laughs.