Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
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 first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
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 used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.