I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
In the end, everything is a gag.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?