To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
We think too much and feel too little.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties