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.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life must be lived as play.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
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.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
The future is the shape of things to come.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Live to the point of tears.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.