And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.