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.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
The way to know life is to love many things.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
History is the devil's scripture.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.