When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
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
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
It takes a long time to grow young.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
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.
We all owe death a life.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
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.