Life should be great rather than long.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
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.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
The less you know, the more you believe.