Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
History is the devil's scripture.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Pain don't hurt.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?