Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
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.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
We all owe death a life.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
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