In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Pain don't hurt.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Time is the best killer.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.