When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
My art and profession is to live.
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.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No one has ever become poor by giving.