Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.