To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
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.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Life should be great rather than long.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
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
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.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.