The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Be that self which one truly is.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Humility is attentive patience.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.