Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
All great achievements require time.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.