Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
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.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
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.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.