All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
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.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
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.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
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.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Life must be lived as play.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.