Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.