The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
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.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Live to the point of tears.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.