In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.