When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
History is the devil's scripture.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Life should be great rather than long.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.