Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.