Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
We all owe death a 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.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
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.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.