I stopped believing in Santa Claus at age six when my mother took me to see him in a store and he asked for my autograph.
A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day to another box (their office).
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
There are times not to flirt. When you're sick. When you're with children. When you're on the witness stand.
I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.
Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.
Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend.
Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good.