Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
History is the devil's scripture.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
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
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.