A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
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.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
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.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.