You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
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.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
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.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
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.