In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
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.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.