First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
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.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.