The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
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.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
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.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.