Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
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.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Where there is love there is life.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
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.