During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Pain don't hurt.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
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.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
Life should be great rather than long.
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.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.