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.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
We all owe death a life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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 belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?