You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
My art and profession is to live.