Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
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.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
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.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.