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.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Life should be great rather than long.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.