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.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
No one has ever become poor by giving.