Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
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.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
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.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.