Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
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.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
The less you know, the more you believe.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.