My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.