Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
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.
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?
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
I am not young enough to know everything.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Certain signs precede certain events.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.