I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
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 would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
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.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.