Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.