Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
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.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
The future is the shape of things to come.
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.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
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.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.