Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.
In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
We enjoy our work so much we get up when the sun comes up. The stress in our life is non-existent.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm.
You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else - the only way you'll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself.
Life is the game that must be played.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Life is "trying things to see if they work."
Life is a progress, and not a station.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
Don't make excuses, make something incredible happen in your life right now.
A sister is a gift from God, sent from above to make life worthwhile here below.
The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.