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 takes a long time to grow young.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
History is the devil's scripture.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
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
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.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.