We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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 keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.