Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
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.
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.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.