Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.