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.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
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.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.