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.
The less you know, the more you believe.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
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.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
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.
Pain don't hurt.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.