Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Live simply so others may simply live.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
We all owe death a life.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Nature is not human-hearted.