The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
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.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Live to the point of tears.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
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.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.