My art and profession is to live.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.