Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
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.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
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.
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.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.