Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
History is the devil's scripture.
My art and profession is to live.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Pain don't hurt.