Everything changes, nothing perishes
As we reach midlife. We are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties
Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.
When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in.
The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
The delights of self-discovery are always available.