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.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
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.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
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.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
My art and profession is to live.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.