The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
In the end, everything is a gag.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
The future is the shape of things to come.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.