Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
We think too much and feel too little.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Certain signs precede certain events.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
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.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?