Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
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.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.