A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
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 does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
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.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.