To do a great right do a little wrong.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Old age is by nature rather talkative.