Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
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.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
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.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.