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.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.