I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Nature is not human-hearted.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.