I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.