Most people go on living their everyday life: half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragi-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.
I live for being with the people I love and to live as happily as possible.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Don't waste time and energy trying to find the right words, worrying how to present it so that people will not judge you. Don't worry about embarrassment. Reveal yourself to yourself. Don't protect yourself from yourself.
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Buddha did not teach anything to believe in. He was not a teacher in that sense, because he did not teach. He was, on the contrary, an anti teacher, he took away all the teachings that people were carrying.
People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void, have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole.
The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.
It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn't have a clue the day before.
Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Some people read because they are too lazy to think.