Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: "A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others."
Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct.
The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
It isn't enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it; one must work at it.
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being- we can do it!
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it!
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Criticism ... makes very little dent upon me, unless I think there is some real justification and something should be done.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
It's your life-but only if you make it so.
Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.
Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.