The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.