When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
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.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
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.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
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.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.