Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I am not young enough to know everything.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
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.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
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.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.