Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
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.
Any place I hang my head is home.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
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
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
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.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.