Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Nature is not human-hearted.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.