When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.