Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
I am not young enough to know everything.
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.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
We all owe death a life.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.