Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.