One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
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.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
It takes a long time to grow young.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.