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.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
What goes up must come down.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.