In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
love the life you live.live the life you love.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.