Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
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 love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.