Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
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.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
My art and profession is to live.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.