Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
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.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.