Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
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
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
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.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
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.
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.