The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
What goes up must come down.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
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.