Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.