When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.