A tree that can fill the span of a man's arms grows from a downy tip; A terrace nine storeys high rises from handfuls of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Avarice, in old age, is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end?
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy - it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
I am begining to look more and more like my miserable imitators.
God gave us all exactly the same fingers, arms, legs, and feet, but in our different countries we divided them all a little differently as we feel it, do you understand?
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
I wanted to start with a very small role, to get my feet wet. I'm sure I'm not as good or as experienced as other actresses, but everybody has to start somewhere.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Go out of the house to see the moon, and't is mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey.
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.