I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
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.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
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 privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.