The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.