Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
What goes up must come down.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
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.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
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.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Live simply so others may simply live.