In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
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.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.