Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
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.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.