Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
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.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
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.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.