A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
All of us are products of our childhood.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Any place I hang my head is home.
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.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
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.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
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.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
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?
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History is the devil's scripture.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
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 always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
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.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
I am not young enough to know everything.
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
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
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.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
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.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
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.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
If I get married, I want to be very married.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
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.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
In the end, everything is a gag.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
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.
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.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
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.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
It takes a long time to grow young.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
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.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life must be lived as play.
Life should be great rather than long.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Live to the point of tears.
Live your life and forget your age.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
love the life you live.live the life you love.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
My art and profession is to live.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Pain don't hurt.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
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.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
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.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
The future is the shape of things to come.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
The less you know, the more you believe.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The way to know life is to love many things.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
There's place and means for every man alive.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Time is the best killer.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
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.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
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.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
We all owe death a life.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
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.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
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.'
We think too much and feel too little.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
What goes up must come down.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Where there is love there is life.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
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.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.