We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
It takes a long time to grow young.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Courage is a kind of salvation.