To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
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.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
What goes up must come down.