Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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?
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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.
All of us are products of our childhood.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
I am not young enough to know everything.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Certain signs precede certain events.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.