The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Time is the best killer.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
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.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
My art and profession is to live.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.