Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Nature is not human-hearted.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
My art and profession is to live.
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.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
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.