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.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Life must be lived as play.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Live to the point of tears.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
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 beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
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.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Live your life and forget your age.