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.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
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.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
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
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.