Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
love the life you live.live the life you love.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
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.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.