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.
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.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.