First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
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.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.