The future is the shape of things to come.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
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.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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.
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.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.