Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
History is the devil's scripture.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
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 a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.