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.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Certain signs precede certain events.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Live simply so others may simply live.
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.
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.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.