In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
We all owe death a life.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
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.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The future is the shape of things to come.