You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
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.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
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.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.