There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
love the life you live.live the life you love.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Live simply so others may simply live.
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.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
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.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Courage is a kind of salvation.