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.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Pain don't hurt.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.