I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
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.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain 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.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.