Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
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.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
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.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.