The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
History is the devil's scripture.
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.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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.
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
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
The future is the shape of things to come.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.