I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
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.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
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.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.