Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Live to the point of tears.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Any place I hang my head is home.