You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president's wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House.
Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.