Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
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.'
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
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.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
We think too much and feel too little.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Pain don't hurt.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.