In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
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.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Life should be great rather than long.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
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.
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.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.