Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
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.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
History is the devil's scripture.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
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.
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.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.