We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
In the end, everything is a gag.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
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.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
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.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.