The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
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.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion