I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
You're already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more
I haven't traveled in Africa nearly as much as I'd like to. I've been there a few times, and I'd like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that's the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
Well I teach in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. So that's my primary work. I lecture on various campuses and in various communities across the country and other parts of the world.
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