Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.