Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
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.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.