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.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
History is the devil's scripture.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
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.