A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
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.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Time is the best killer.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.