And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Life must be lived as play.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.