Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Life should be great rather than long.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
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.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
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.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Any place I hang my head is home.
What goes up must come down.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.