Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
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.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.