Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
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.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them