The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
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.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!