Any place I hang my head is home.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Life must be lived as play.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.