We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
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.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
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.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.