Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.