The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Where there is love there is life.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.