The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast