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.
We all owe death a life.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
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.
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.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?