Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
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.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.