I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
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.
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.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...